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    Lovely AU50 1804 14 Stars Reverse Quarter Eagle

    1804 $2 1/2 14 Star Reverse AU50 PCGS. Breen-6119, Bass-3011, R.4. From the original mintage of 3,327 pieces, estimates of the number of pieces range from 50 to 60 (Akers, 1975) to Harry Bass's Sylloge, which places the number of survivors at 125. This is a popular variety for its obvious counting error: While for its first few years of existence the Mint added stars as new states were admitted to the Union, by the early 1800s it had standardized at the "Original 13." This coin's reverse shows a partial star punched into the leftmost cloud, perhaps providing the impetus for the 14 Stars error. This piece shows only light circulation wear, with considerable mint luster remaining, and lovely, distraction-free yellow-gold surfaces with copper-gold highpoints. Certified in a green-label holder. Population: 8 in 50, 39 finer (7/06).
    From The Chief Paduke Collection.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# BFVT, PCGS# 7652)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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